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Accessories

What is an accessory?
It is almost anything that you wear except the basic clothes shoes, hats, gloves, belts, scarves, bows, and jewelry (real or fake)

RULES FOR ACCESSORIES


1. Moderation is the key. Never over decorate your body. 2. Accessories should be appropriate to the occasion, your age, and to the company in which they are worn. 3. Be certain that you do not rattle when you move because of an arm loaded with too many bracelets. 4. Day and night calls for different accessories. 5. Avoid ostentation, especially the wearing of expensive jewelry in groups where others do not have or do not wear it. 6. After you have it all together, take a final glance in the mirror. If you have any doubts, TAKE SOMETHING OFF!

BELTS
Usually made of leather, plastic, elastic, metallic chains, wooden chains, and straw. Range from size 22 32+ inches. Some are adjustable to fit all sizes. Width can be narrow or wide. Wide belts should not be worn by short persons.

Leather belts

Plastic belt Elastic belts

SHOES
One of the most necessary and most expensive items. They should be purchased for quality and not quantity.

High heel pumps

Mules

Sling back
Wedge shoes

DIFFERENT TYPES OF WOMANS SHOES

Balmorals

Bluchers

Monk strap

Slip on

DIFFERENT TYPES OF MANS SHOES

Clogs

Platform shoes

Espadrilles

Sneakers

Rubber shoes

Sandals

DIFFERENT TYPES OF UNISEX SHOES

Hosiery
Oftentimes referred to as stockings. They come in pantyhose, thigh high, knee high, or ankle socks. Its always a good practice to always bring a spare in case one gets a run in them.

JEWELRY

The Metals
Platinum, gold and silver are the metals used almost exclusively by jewelers because of their beauty, malleability, rarity and resultant value.

Platinum
The rarest among the 3 metals. It is silvery blond, very pale. Usually alloyed with 10% iridium to increase its hardness and is considered by many to be the most effective enhancer of colored gems and diamonds.

Gold
The most prized of metals and the most suitable as a foil for gems. In its natural state, gold is extremely soft, not durable enough for use in jewelry. It is combined with appropriate alloys to give it strength and serviceability. It is measured in karats. 14k is the minimum acceptable in fine jewelry. 24k is considered as fine gold.

Silver
Less expensive than platinum and gold and makes a splendid foil for colorful gems.

The Pearl
Elegant, understated, and formal. Versatile, suitable for all formal gatherings, day or night

Dog Collar Pearl


A wide choker, usually of multiple strands with a jeweled clasp often worn in front.

Collar Pearl

A 12-14 inch-long necklace fitted and shaped gently to the lower portion of the neck.

Bib Pearl
A necklace with more than 3 strands of different lengths, which fits close to the base of the neck and extends over the upper part of the chest much as a childs bib.

Choker Pearl

A 15-16 inchlong necklace that drops just above the collar bone.

Princess pearl

An 18-20 inch-long strand of pearls that falls midway between the collarbone and the bust.

Matinee pearl
A 20-24 inch-long strand of pearls that reaches the center of the bust

Opera Pearl

A 30-32 inch-long strand of pearls that falls midway between the bust and waist. May be wrapped around the neck twice to form a double-stranded chocker.

Rope Pearl
A 45 inch or longer pearl necklace. May be knotted or wrapped several times. Also referred to as sautoiror a lariat.

Graduated pearl
A pearl necklace that is strung with the smaller pearls placed on either side of the clasp graduating to the largest pearls in the center.

Uniform Pearl
A pearl necklace that is strung with all one size or nearly equalsized pearls throughout.

Gemstones
Sapphire, ruby, emerald and diamond are classified as precious stones. Opal, garnet, aquamarine, topaz, turquoise, lapis, amethyst, and jade are considered semi-precious.

Samples of Gemstones